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Preseason football: Durant 15, Bloomingdale 0

DURANT — Durant survived a preseason defensive battle with a late offensive surge to complete a 15-0 shutout over Bloomingdale. The Cougars scored on the first play of the fourth quarter to break the deadlock.

"We're very raw right now. We've been fighting these storms and this lightning," coach Mike Gottman said. "Tough to get anything going and that's a credit to Bloomingdale."

Missed opportunities and failed conversions top the first-half highlights. On a fourth and inches play, Durant quarterback Nick Fabrizio got the Bloomingdale line to jump, sustaining the Cougars' drive. Bloomingdale's Matt Butler, however, intercepted a deep pass on the next play to give the momentum back to the Bulls.

The back and forth continued until Durant ended the third quarter with a 12-play, 69-yard drive to put them 3 yards shy of the end zone. On the first play of the fourth, Zach Hooper fought his way for the first six points of the game.

An offsides penalty moved the ball close enough for Jamarlon Hamilton to add an extra two. Hamilton also scored the Cougars' second touchdown.

Bobby Winsler, Times correspondent


Preseason football: Durant 15, Bloomingdale 0 08/26/11 [Last modified: Friday, August 26, 2011 11:27pm]
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